We explore buses and transportation as centers of movement-building and activism. Segregated bus systems were deemed unconstitutional in 1961, only after very persistent efforts by hundreds of freedom fighters who put their life on the line as they demanded for desegregated bus facilities. (more…)
1968 Olympian, author and Olympic Project for Human Rights organizer, Dr. John Carlos and author and sports writer, Dave Zirin talk sports and politics. Dr John Carlos authored his memoir with Dave Zirin, “The John Carlos Story: The Sports Moment that Changed the World.” That moment is when Olympic medal winners in the 200 meter race, John Carlos and Tommie Smith raised their black gloved fists in protest during the national anthem at the Olympic prize ceremony. Peter Norman, the silver medalist also pictured in the iconic photo, wore an Olympic Project for Human Rights badge in support. This was more than a moment. It was a movement.
Dr. John Carlos and Dave Zirin sat down at our KBCS studios with Music + Idea host, Sonya Green.